Some people are big dog lovers and others are little dog fans. We all have different backgrounds with dogs and our reasons for liking one kind over another, rational or not. I'll admit that I wasn't always enamored of the little guys. I grew up with big dogs and appreciate their big dog qualities - their ability to pull me up hills, their imposing protectiveness, their uses as giant pillows. But in recent years, I've really come to appreciate the tinier canines. They often have outsized personalities and can be as brave as lions. They are easy to scoop up and carry with you wherever you go. They tend to live longer than the big guys. And a chihuahua is just as doglike in the best ways as a mastiff is.
This little dude is Pepper and despite his diminutive size, he's ALL dog. He's smart and bold and doesn't miss a thing. He was a blast to hang out with along with his wonderful person. We lucked out and had a semi-sunny day at the beach for our session!